The District 1 wrestling world continued to turn on Saturday 2/20 with the “District 1 South Tournament” held at Sun Valley HS in Aston, PA. As the first official stage of the wrestling post-season, 28 teams were eager to compete and start carving their way towards a ticket to the PIAA State Tournament in March. D-East had four wrestlers selected for the event and they all gave maximum effort. In the end, the Cougars claimed 6th place out of the 28 teams and qualified 3 wrestlers for next weekend’s regional tournament at Council Rock. Matt Romanelli (172) was East’s lone champ taking top honors with 3 straight first period falls. Keanu Manuel (120) and Bo Horvath (160) both took silver medals going 2-1 on the day, while Ryan Loraw (132) battled but fell just short of advancement. Congratulations to all four Cougars for a valiant effort and best of luck as the three remaining press forward!